By Vision Reporter
Uganda Bureau of Statistics is set to recruit 83,000 enumerators and 17,000 supervisors ahead of the national population and housing census. The census exercise kicks off August 28, 2014 to September 6.
UBOS communications manager, Godfrey Nabbongo, said that the enumerators will be recruited by districts from the local communities and must be residents of those specific villages.
He said the recruitment exercise will start in May.
Uganda’s population is currently estimated at 35 million people, having grown from about 24 million people in September 2002 when the last census was conducted.
According to the statistics, the country’s population has increased by about 10 million people in the last 12 years.
Uganda is ranked the 35th most populated country in the world, with China’s and India’s 1.3 billion and 1.2 billion, respectively, rising above all the other countries.
Tanzania (30th) is more populated than any other East African country with an estimated 45 million people. Kenya (31st) has about 44 million people, Rwanda (80th) with about 10 million and Burundi (92nd) with 9 million
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